Rennsport Reunion V is less than a week away and we still haven't seen an official list of which cars Porsche is bringing (or inviting). Actually, truth be told, we have seen the list. But, due to the difficulties of logistics and confirming them, we haven't been cleared to share it (it's an extremely hard job trying to get that much historic hardware into one place at one time). So, because we want to honor our commitment to Porsche, and don't want to get you excited about Porsches that might not end up appearing, we've reached out independently to a few collectors and individuals to try and piece together a list for you. Here's what we know is coming so far.
From the REVs Institute
- 1969 PORSCHE 908 LH, Serial No. 908 025
- 1959 PORSCHE 718 RSK Spyder, Serial No. 718-007
- 1960 PORSCHE Abarth-Carrera GTL, Serial No. 1001
- 1953 PORSCHE 550 Coupe, Serial No. 550-01
From The Ingram Collection
- 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder: Originally raced by Paul Sagan, 1956 Second place SCCA championship car
- 1959 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Coupe: Originally raced by Jean Kerguen, 1959 Class winner Grand National Tour de France Automobile
- 1959 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Speedster: Originally raced by Joe Buzzetta, 1962 SCCA B Production Championship car
- 1961 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL: Originally raced by Carl-Gunnar Hammarlund, 1961 and 1962 Swedish Sportscar Championship car
- 1964 Porsche 904 GTS: Originally raced by Adrea Vianini, 1964 1st in class 12 hours of Reims
- 1967 Porsche 911R: Originally raced by Gedehem, 1970 1st overall Grand National Tour de France Automobile Factory werks car
- 1968 Porsche 911 TransAm: Originally raced by John Kelly, 1968 1st in class SCCA Nationals Marlboro
- 1974 Porsche 911 3.0RS: Originally raced by Gedehem, 1974 12th overall 6th in class 24 hours of Le Mans
- 1984 Porsche 911 SCRS: Never raced with 1,200 kilometers
From The Brumos Collection
- 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car: The last Brumos Racing 911 to win a GRAND-AM Rolex GT Championship (in 2011)
- 1970 Porsche 911S: The first Brumos Racing 911 to win an IMSA Championship (in 1972)
- 1972 Porsche 917-10: One of the first Brumos racecars to wear the white, red & blue livery
- 2015 Brumos Edition Porsche 918 Spyder: A one-off model, painted in the classic Brumos colors by the factory, in honor of Hurley Haywood and Brumos Racing.
From A Private Collector
- 1969 Porsche 917K (Le Mans Movie Car) in Gulf Livery #20 (Chassis# 917 022)
Remember, this is but a small portion of the incredible Porsches that will be on display. Expect to see many others spanning numerous generations. In fact, in addition to the Porsches listed above, there will be a total of 281 other race cars classified into seven racing groups. Each group will navigate the technically demanding 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that includes the iconic Corkscrew. Click here for the complete provisional entry list.
— Porsche (@Porsche) September 18, 2015
Above and beyond those planning race, and inclusive of some of the Porsches on our list, there will be a total of 63 Porsches in the Chopard Heritage Display and another 15 Porsches in the Legends of Le Mans garages. Last, but not least, are the car corrals. One for each model Porsche. That's another 1400 or so Porsches. All told, that's nearly 1800 Porsches and those are just the ones that are registered.
— Porsche (@Porsche) September 10, 2015
There's lots more happening at RRV, and if you can make it, go! We'll be there and we'll do our best to provide as much coverage as possible during and after the event! For even more info, stay tuned to us and the official RRV website.